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Tuesday, 11th January, 2005

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

# The Head Heeb comments on the social worker advert for Pitcairn Island.

In addition to isolation and loneliness, the successful applicant would have to cope with the deep rifts left in the Pitcairn community after the sex crimes conviction of six islanders, which have made many of them resentful of outside involvement. To supporters of the convicted defendants, a foreign social worker will be a symbol of colonial occupation rather than reconciliation. Whoever gets the job will have to make her way in a closed society on her own and deal with a great deal of local hostility before she can reach her clients.

# Pitcairn Social Work - the hardest job on Earth?

Safe Overseas Services has placed advertisements in New Zealand newspapers to find social workers for the remote island.

# Alleged Pitcairn rapist faces court. The media picks up on the story recently mentioned here about the arrest of an Australian resident related to the Pitcairn trials.

The son of Pitcairn Island's disgraced mayor has become the first islander to face Australian courts over alleged sex attacks.

# history of Tahiti that explains the effect of visiting English ships on the Island, including the Bounty, and the muntineers who stayed on the island.

The sixteen sailors who stayed in Tahiti, plus one man who had been left on land in the meantime by an English captain passing through Polynesia, changed the course of Tahitian history, thanks to their weapons and their willingness to take military action in local wars.

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